published by Wild Almond Press, Cape Town, 2011

The Collectors’ Limted Edition
This comprises 25 copies numbered 1 to 25, case bound with linen, presented in a Solander box with an original Polymer Photogravure hand-printed at Warren Editions, Cape Town, signed and numbered by the author.
Dimensions Solander Box: 270 x 323 mm, Spine: 24mm
Page size: 240mm x 302mm Pages: 128 Photographs 91 in colour
ISBN: 978-0-9814417-3-3

Subscribers’ Edition
100 copies signed and numbered 26 to 125 by the author, case bound with linen in a slipcase
ISBN: 978-0-9814417-4-0

Standard Edition
1,000 copies case bound with Wibalin and dustjacket
ISBN: 978-0-9814417-5-7

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Readers’ comments on Origins:

A book to treasure as an artefact, as well as to celebrate for its photographic art. The conceit of the book, as it were, is startling to encounter: the valley itself containing in its surfaces a narrative of the history of the earth.
Robert Macfarlaneauthor of Mountains of the Mind and The Wild Places
This is a book I will treasure as a vivid and beautiful realisation of the Nooitgedacht valley. Jennifer succeeds in capturing the many remarkable features of the region, origins, history, flora, fauna, rock and water. This book is of special interest to me having grown up in the Karoo.

Jennifer Gough-Cooper demonstrates conclusively the complete wrongness of the description one commonly comes across of the Karoo as a desert or semi-desert region. I think the book is a supreme example of the imaginative and artistic use of photography.
Colin TurpinFellow of Clare College Cambridge